Firebird 2015 Fenghuang Dancong Songzhong Oolong from Bitterleaf is really something special! It has a crustiness or bakey-like flavor to it – much like some of the more bakey black teas I enjoy but with the leaf of an oolong! The product description says it’s ‘the closest thing they’ve experienced to drinking a sticky bun’. I was intrigued at that statement. However I didn’t have that exact experience – I did still have a wonderful sipping experience regardless!
Having said that Firebird 2015 Fenghuang Dancong Songzhong Oolong from Bitterleaf is slightly sweet and does have that touch of natural caramel goodness laying underneath while still providing a VERY strong crustiness to the sip and I find that amazingly wonderful!
For kicks I decided to add a few pure sugar crystals to this – which I almost NEVER do – but I had them on hand. By doing so I found that Firebird 2015 Fenghuang Dancong Songzhong Oolong from Bitterleaf taste a bit more like the ‘sticky bun’ nod the product description claimed.
The natural honey-like aftertaste is something that certainly lingers on to the aftertaste. This is a really interesting offering from Bitterteas and I’m honored to have tried it!
Leaf Type: Oolong Tea
Where to Buy: Bitterleaf
One of our first two selections from the world of oolong, our Firebird Song Zhong Dancong is medium oxidized with a roasted sweetness. With honey and caramel as the most prominent flavours, this tea is about the closest thing we’ve experienced to drinking a sticky bun. The soup brews also out a clear honey-orange, but no actual honey was added, we swear.
This tea comes to us farm-direct from Chao Zhou.
Learn even more about this tea here.
If you are a fan of JASMINE you shouldn’t pass up Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea because it’s some of the most INTENSE natural, straight-up Jasmine I have ever had!
Having said that…Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Bitterleaf is top-notch in every way! They use only the tips and use only REAL Jasmine and Magnolia Flowers in this offering.
The tips are light, fluffy, delicate, and fuzzy! Once infused – Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Bitterleaf – is VERY clean, clear, and crisp! This is extremely fresh! It has an intense Jasmine aroma and taste that I won’t be forgetting any time soon.
I tried Silver Egret 2015 Spring Heng Xian Silver Tip Jasmine Green Tea from Bitterleaf both hot and cold. Both make fine cups! I think I prefer this iced, personally!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Bitterleaf
Our Silver Egret 2015 Spring Jasmine Green Tea, along with our Pearl Buds Jasmine, are currently our only non-Yunnan teas on offer and technically also our only green teas at the moment. Produced in Yunnan’s neighbor province of Guangxi using Zhe Jiang green tea, these teas come from the largest Jasmine Flower producing region of China, Heng Xian. A complex and labour intensive tea to make, this large tip-only green Jasmine tea is elegantly perfumed with the scent of both Jasmine flowers and Yulan Magnolia. By employing a scenting process that involves lining the bottom with Yulan Magnolia and the top with Jasmine flower, a balanced and complimentary flavor is achieved.
This tea is extremely refreshing, with a pleasant, cooling aftertaste. We recommend brewing this tea a little lighter in order to enjoy the subtle sweetness without being too overwhelmed by the floral scent.